The aging novel co-authored by horror icons Stephen King and Peter Straub, 1984’s The Talisman, is being developed as a comic book by SFF publishing powerhouse Del Rey Books. Not bad for a 25 year old novel that most people had forgotten about. After a run of 24 issues it will then be released in a hardcover edition. Talk about cashing in.
But if that sounds snarky, I really should show more respect. Anything that helps good publishers stay afloat these days is fine with me and since I grew up reading comics I obviously have no problem with the format. So here’s hoping Del Rey makes loads of money on the project so they may then publish some new but promising authors.